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    For BMW cars sold in the USA, the motor oil...

    For BMW cars sold in the USA, the motor oil change interval is 15K miles. (M-cars may be different.)

    It's free at the dealer the first three times, and full synthetic is required. Gearbox and...
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    The official BMW USA website for police bikes is...

    The official BMW USA website for police bikes is http://www.bmwmc.net
  3. '81 isn't the best year. They improved the...

    '81 isn't the best year.

    They improved the centerstands and the transmission in if not '82, then '83.
  4. Thread: R100 Cs??

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    From 1979 on, all R100 engines were the same for...

    From 1979 on, all R100 engines were the same for a given year for all versions.
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    When I had my recent tire incident, the warning...

    When I had my recent tire incident, the warning was flashing RED triangle. Your yellow triangle is likely notification of a system problem, probably battery.
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    Not only advice of counsel but to conform with...

    Not only advice of counsel but to conform with Euro regulations. It's required that speedos NEVER read low.
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    Rode mine for 27 years with no problems and no...

    Rode mine for 27 years with no problems and no pain from " contorting."

    One tip is to lose obsession with seeing directly behind and adjust the mirrors farther out than you might originally...
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    BY DESIGN your speedo reads fast. It's a feature.

    BY DESIGN your speedo reads fast. It's a feature.
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    Mirrors from '87-on models are bigger and bolt...

    Mirrors from '87-on models are bigger and bolt right on

    Mostly you need to move your body a bit
  10. More plumbing for sure ... for fuel vapor...

    More plumbing for sure ... for fuel vapor recovery.

    I might have mentioned in my note above that due to the electrical system change the newer bike has less fuel capacity.

    And maybe they did...
  11. VERY major differences The main frames are...

    VERY major differences

    The main frames are different, as is the rear subframe. Saddlebag mounts are not interchangeable. Neither are seats. Much improved centerstand on newer bike.

    Newer...
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    Find me a manufacturer that says their "new tech"...

    Find me a manufacturer that says their "new tech" requires higher pressures. I suspect most will state to follow bike manufacturer recommendations.
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    The best updating of a '70s Airhead is a trade...

    The best updating of a '70s Airhead is a trade for a '85-on Airhead. Nobody does it better than BMW.
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    Unless you fit the new Conti Radials on your...

    Unless you fit the new Conti Radials on your Airhead, there simply is NOT any "new technology" in bias ply tires requiring you to run higher pressures than originally specified by BMW.

    Much...
  15. BMW did not approve fitting a top box on Airheads...

    BMW did not approve fitting a top box on Airheads until the frame/suspension change for 1985. That's also when they made one available. This stuff is tested by BMW. Your problems are no surprise.
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    You can't get one without ABS. Last Sunday...

    You can't get one without ABS.

    Last Sunday riding back to friend's house in IL from MotoGP in Indy, my RT gave me a flashing red triangle warning.

    This came from the tire pressure management...
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    Not a BMW part would be my guess.

    Not a BMW part would be my guess.
  18. If bike's in gear clutch must be pulled in order...

    If bike's in gear clutch must be pulled in order to start it. This is a switch function
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    Yes, you pull the cylinder. There are only...

    Yes, you pull the cylinder.

    There are only seals at the engine block end.

    You should replace the cylinder stud o-rings and the cylinder-to-block o-rings at the same time.
  20. It's at a ski area, and base elevation is 8200 ft...

    It's at a ski area, and base elevation is 8200 ft

    Weather in mountains is unpredictable, but will be cold at night. Have awakened with frost on tent, but that's not every year. Could get hot...
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    Sidewall is max pressure and is unrelated to max...

    Sidewall is max pressure and is unrelated to max speed.
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    What great questions to ask the sales staff at...

    What great questions to ask the sales staff at your BMW dealer.
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    Sylvania Silverstars are about the shortest-lived...

    Sylvania Silverstars are about the shortest-lived bulbs you can find.
  24. Thread: Harley Recall

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    This post is unsupported by reality. Has HD ever...

    This post is unsupported by reality. Has HD ever 12-year warranted anything?
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    R75/7 is a one-year-only model (1977) as it was...

    R75/7 is a one-year-only model (1977) as it was superseded by R80/7 the next year.

    The last year for the mechanical tachometer. Last year with a headlight switch.

    It came from factory with two...
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